Brossoit, 23, was a sixth round pick of the Flames in 2011 and tonight he will face the team that drafted him for the first time. Brossoit has gone 9-8-0 with a 2.67 GAA and .908 SV% in 21 games with Bakersfield (AHL) this season. Tonight will be his seventh career NHL start—he’s gone 0-5-1 with a 3.34 GAA and .896 SV% in the first six.
Talbot allowed three goals on 31 shots in the Oilers’ win over the Panthers on Wednesday. Talbot has won four in a row and six of his last seven starts while posting a 2.22 GAA and .912 SV%. Tonight he will take on a Predators team that has won four of their last five while averaging just 2.20 goals per game.
Khaira left Wednesday’s game with an upper-body injury and will be re-evaluated over the weekend. Khaira will not play on Friday, but could always draw in on Saturday if he is good-to-go. Khaira has one goal on four shots in three games since being called up.
Talbot turned aside 21 of 22 shots in the Oilers’ win over the Coyotes on Monday. Talbot has won three consecutive games while posting a 1.29 GAA and .939 SV%. Tonight, Talbot will make his league leading 42nd start and it will come against a Florida team that ranks 27th in the NHL in scoring (2.28 GF/PG). Talbot has gone 12-8-1 with a 2.33 GAA and .919 SV% on home-ice this season.
Khaira (illness) will be a game-time decision on Monday.
Khaira made his season debut last Thursday, but missed Saturday’s game because of an illness. Khaira had two shots on goal in 8:14 TOI in his season debut. Expect him to replace Matt Hendricks if he can play.
Talbot allowed one goal on 25 shots in the Oilers’ win over the Flames on Saturday. Talbot has won four of his last five starts while allowing a combined 12 goals on 128 shots (.906 SV%). Tonight he will make his fourth start vs. the Coyotes—he is 1-1-1 with a 1.96 GAA and .940 SV% in the first three meetings.
Talbot allowed five goals on 28 shots in the Oilers’ loss to the Sharks on Tuesday. Talbot has gone 2-2-0 with a 3.01 GAA and .899 SV% in January and one of those wins game in New Jersey last Saturday. He’ll face the Devils again tonight, he stopped 19 of 20 shots in a 2-1 OT win one the weekend.
The Oilers have sent Anton Lander to Bakersfield (AHL).
Lander had one goal and averaged just 6:57 TOI in four games during his call-up. Lander wasn’t great, but he’ll return to the AHL where he has an impressive 21 points (10G / 11A) in 13 games this year. His demotion might also be related to wanting him to play on a line with Jesse Puljujarvi, who was just recently sent down as well.
The Oilers have recalled Jujhar Khaira from Bakersfield (AHL).
Khaira, 22, was a third round pick in 2012 and appeared in 15 games with the Oilers last season, collecting two assists and 13 PIMS. In 24 games with Bakersfield this season the Surrey, B.C. native has eight goals and 10 assists.
Talbot allowed one goal on 20 shots in the Oilers’ win in New Jersey on Saturday. Jonas Gustavsson started on Sunday, but the Oilers will obviously go back to Talbot tonight vs. San Jose. Talbot has gone 6-1-2 with a 2.04 GAA and .932 SV% in his last nine games and tonight he’ll face the Sharks for the second this season—he allowed three goals on 31 shots in a 3-2 OT loss in the first meeting.
The Oilers have recalled Anton Slepyshev from Bakersfield (AHL).
Slepyshev, 22, has 10 points (3G / 7A) in nine games with Bakersfield this season. With Jesse Puljujarvi being sent down, Slepyshev returns to the Oilers, where he scored two goals with two assists in 15 games earlier this season.